By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 19th October 2018
Liverpool will face David Wagner’s Huddersfield this Saturday as part of the evening kick-off at the John Smith stadium. While Wagner and Jurgen Klopp may be friends off the field, Liverpool will be ruthless in their endeavour to continue their impressive start to the season.
Huddersfield vs Liverpool: Odds and predictions
The Terriers are 11/1 outsiders in our betting tips, while Klopp’s side are wagering as 3/10 favourites, with a share of the spoils trading in at 4/1.
Despite playing away from home, Liverpool are, by far, the superior opposition in the build-up to this Saturday’s clash at the John Smith stadium.
The Red Men are unbeaten in 12 matches in all competitions against Huddersfield (W9 D3 L0) and haven’t conceded a single goal in any of their last seven against Wagner’s side.
More intimidatingly so, Mohamed Salah, who picked up a slight knock midweek in international colours against Swaziland, is fit and raring to go.
He will be part of a formidable front three alongside Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Given that the Egyptian is on a mini goal-scoring drought, Huddersfield could be the perfect punch-bag to set him back into his prolific ways.
The first of our Huddersfield vs Liverpool predictions see him making it onto the score-sheet with odds of 13/5.
If Huddersfield are to have a chance against Liverpool, Lauren Depoitre could be the key to a potential upset.
Despite lacking goals in recent games, Depoitre provides an aerial threat, combined with a genuine desire to track back for the team.
Our betting tipsters are wagering him to be the most threatening on the attack, with odds of 12/1.
Huddersfield vs Liverpool head-to-head: (most recent first) Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool, Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool, Huddersfield 0-2 Liverpool, Huddersfield 0-1 Liverpool, Huddersfield 0-2 Liverpool
Huddersfield vs Liverpool predictions: score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Liverpool to win 3-0, odds trading @ 6/1
Huddersfield lost both Premier League meetings 3-0 against Liverpool last season, and a year later things don’t look too promising for the Terriers.
While Wagner’s side have struggled defensively, shipping in 18 goals in seven games, they also lack the players to convert chances in front of goal.
They have failed to score in any of their four Premier League home games this season, adding some depth to our forecast which sees them lose 3-0 as a part of the Huddersfield vs Liverpool predictions.
If there is any chance of them scoring, it’ll arrive through corners and set-pieces.
Yet a Virgil Van Dijk-led defence should snuff out any hope for the home team, and the Dutchman is our pick to do so.
Our betting tips for this Saturday’s game involve Liverpool winning both halves in comfortable fashion.
Considering that Huddersfield have fired in a league-low 20 shots on target in the Premier League this season, we’re projecting this game to go only way.
The penultimate bet in our Huddersfield vs Liverpool predictions will see the Reds emerge as victors away from home, continuing their winning streak on the road.
Predicted scorer: Daniel Sturridge to score first, odds betting @ 10/3
Sturridge has already hit more goals in nine appearances in all competitions this season (4), than he did in 20 last term for Liverpool and West Brom combined (3).
The 29-year-old already has important goals in the bank this season, with a memorable mention to his last-minute stunner at Anfield against Chelsea.
Sturridge earnt his side a draw and himself the title of the goal of the month. If he is picked over Salah, his skills and striking ability may be too much for Ben Hamer and co.
The Liverpool forward looks to be in top form coming into this weekends clash, and playing alongside the wily Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane may help create the space for him to emulate his performances against Mauricio Sarri’s side.
Huddersfield vs Liverpool stats: Opta
- Huddersfield managed just one shot on target across their two Premier League games against Liverpool last season, and only six shots in total.
- Huddersfield have failed to score in their last six home Premier League games – only Manchester City (8 in 2006-07) have ever had a longer such run in the competition.
- Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have lost five of their nine away Premier League games against teams starting the day in the relegation zone (P9 W2 D2 L5) and won none of their last six (W0 D2 L4) since a 6-0 victory at Aston Villa in February 2016.
- Liverpool have lost just one of their last 16 Premier League games (W10 D5) and are unbeaten in their last nine (W7 D2 L0).
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.